Boutiques and restaurants

Stop by our restaurant area in the heart of the Old Port of Montréal for an energy boost and pick up a souvenir of your visit at the Neurones Gift Shop.

Café-bistro Van Houtte and Arsenik Snack Food

A new Café-bistro Van Houtte is now welcoming visitors in the main lobby of the Montréal Science Centre.
Give yourself a moment to enjoy a well-deserved coffee or specialty beverage prepared by one of the experienced baristas.  You’ll be delighted by the menu of pastries and muffins baked daily, as well as a great selection of hearty sandwiches, crunchy salads, hot comforting meals and, of course, tantalizing desserts.
Adjacent to the Café-bistro Van Houtte, Arsenik Snack Food offers a variety of on-the-go snacks: prepackages nuts, frozen treats, soft drinks and bottled water.
Enjoy the terrace in front of the café and along the pier: it’s a pleasant space to sit back and enjoy a light snack in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Open every day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Located in the IMAX® Theatre's lobby, the snack bar is a handy lunch counter where moviegoers and visitors can find a great variety of products.

There are tables and chairs on the right-hand side of the lobby where you can sit and eat your snacks in pleasant surroundings. The entrance to the theatre is just a few steps away.

Neurons Gift Shop

To continue your experience of the Montréal Science Centre or to find an original gift, here is a boutique specializing in unusual items and science and technology products!

At the Neurons Gift Shop:

  • scientific and educational books and games
  • starter kits in various scientific disciplines
  • stones of geological interest
  • products related to featured exhibitions and IMAX â films
  • gadgets
  • clothes and accessories

There's even a plush toy factory for a cuddly and personalized gift!

Location: inside the Montréal Science Centre, level 1 - next to the lobby of the IMAX®TELUS Theatre.

Business hours:
Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact: 514-788-1818

Food Chain

The Food Chain offers dishes from near and far, to eat well without spending a fortune. Whether you’re in a hurry or on vacation, come savour summer on our terrace. New ambience and new flavours…a bit of sun, right on your plate!


Business hours:

May 1 to June 14 and Septembre 8 to 27, 2015
Monday to Thursday : 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday : 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

June 15 to September 7, 2015
Sunday to Wednesday : 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday : 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Origine Bistro

Origine Bistro is welcoming you in the front of the East Pavilion of the Science Centre. Light meals. Liquor licence. The terrace offers a magnificent view of Old Montréal, the Old Port and Port d’escale.

Summer Boutiques of the Montréal Science Centre


Business hours:

From May 10 to June 15, and September 2 to 28, 2014
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday : 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From June 16 to September 1, 2014
Every day from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Activity with fee
Friendly boutiques housed in individual kiosks.Indulge in a little summer shopping spree, with a variety of great products to choose from.

  • Henna Sutra (Non-permanent tattoos)
  • Red Tag bijoux (Selection of silver and stainless steel jewelry)
  • Juke Box Canada (Personalized products for children)
  • Sous le soleil et la pluie (Hats, raincoats, umbrellas, etc.)
  • Mobile Style (Various accessories for cellular, iPhone and tablets)
  • Del Sol (Apparel and accessories that change color in the sun!)
  • Bijouterie Amber (Amber jewelry)
  • Montres Chrono (Watches and sunglasses)
  • Murano Murano (Murano glass jewelry)
  • Kooka (Clothing for women)
  • Tête à chapeaux (Handmade hats)
  • Noël Éternel (Christmas ornaments and decorations)
  • Sport Mobilia (Professional sports teams jerseys and clothing)
  • Monde Mode Homme (Clothing for men)
  • Crono Design (Handmade jewelry)




On The Old Port

Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau
Open all year long, everyday from 10 am to 10 pm.


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